Hygiene & Safety

Safety rules in the laboratory

Following laboratory safety rules is a must in any laboratory, no matter where it is located. Human error, improper technique or misuse of equipment and apparatus are the cause of most injuries and infections attributable to activities performed in a laboratory. If specimens are not collected, transported and received in the laboratory properly, there is a risk of infection to personnel. What are the safety […]

The disposable cap: clip-on or round?

A hair cap may not be the first thing we think of, but it is essential for good hygiene. Do we really know why we should use a cap? Are there any standards that apply to hair covers? We often hear about two types of caps: clip-on and round, but what is the difference between these two caps ? Why use a disposable cap? The […]

What regulations should I follow for my single-use gloves?

Single-use gloves are the most widely used personal protective equipment in the medical, laboratory, research and industrial sectors. Many brands and designs are available on the market, but what about the regulations and standards to be respected for the best use of single-use gloves? Two regulations are applicable for protective gloves: the Medical Devices (MD) Regulation (EU) 2017/745 and the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation […]

FFP masks : Choose efficiency !

FFP masks protect your environment in te laboratory by blocking droplets emitted by the wearer’s mouth and nose; they will also protect you or your employees – even by filtering the air you breathe. Today, many models of FPP masks are available on the market but not all are equal. It may  be difficult to find your way around, we help you in your choice […]

How to manage a critical parameter such as temperature in the overall diagnostic process ?

Managing patient analytical diagnosis path from blood sample collection is a matter of following a large number of normative guidelines (if you need to refresh your mind about those , please refere to this serie of 5 blog posts). Temperature si one of the most critical parameter in thne overall diagnosis process, on which we suggest to focus herebelow.  

Laboratory security : DWK and LABELIANS side by side to protect the laboratory technicians

Security first ! The security innovation is one of the main goal in the laboratory technician daily work. Some manufacturers wants to develop an easy comprehension of the security in the laboratory. The laboratory technician can have an easy readind for their equipment. It’s easier for them to make the right choice.

IHW regulations: which container for which waste?

The DASRI regulations are complex. To comply with them without forgetting anything, we suggest that you review together which containers are suitable for each DASRI waste produced by your laboratory. May you still have questions once you have read this blogpost, please share them in the “comments” section below.

How to manage chemical spills in a laboratory ?

No laboratory is immune to the risk of chemical spills or leaks. They come in all types of form: gas, liquid or solid. For your laboratory, it is vital to be able to prevent and limit the consequences of mishandling toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive products. Whether the leakage is small or widespread, the risk is still maximum. Depending on how the substance was spilled, […]